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Linlithgow Palace

in Linlithgow off the M9 | Sulisker, Boghall, Linlithgow EH49 7GR, Scotland
+44 (0)1506 842 896
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Linlithgow
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Architectural Buildings
Owner description: The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a park beside a loch. Most of the Stewart kings lived here and numerous renovations to the... more » Owner description: The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a park beside a loch. Most of the Stewart kings lived here and numerous renovations to the palace's grand facades and chambers were carried out as each sought to create the ideal modern palace. « less
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Dallas, Texas
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182 reviews 182 reviews
36 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Linlithgow Palace was home to numerous royal figures, including Mary Queen of Scots, so I was surprised that it wasn't in the Fodor's guidebook. When we drove in, I somehow took a wrong turn onto a walking path instead of the parking lot. The old ladies walking nearby laughed at us, but we figured it out. No harm, no foul.... More

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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Linlithgow palace is a vast building with lots of stairs to climb, rooms to explore and views to see. A great family visit with lots to see and if you want a coffee, there are a number of cafes just down on the High Street.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Very easily located in the town centre and parking is straightforward and inexpensive. We walked around the castle and then head for the play park (3 children U-10) walking past the loch. Play park is very basic, but with a bit of imagination it was fine for a short period of time. After which we went back up to the... More

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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37 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Great attraction with lots of History to learn about,and fun for the young kids as they can run around and explore the palace!.......Purchase the Historic Scotland annual ticket and this gets you into all their sites which works out a lot cheaper if you intend to visit more of Scotlands historical attractions! An intersting site steeped in history,recomend this palace... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Having had a Historic Scotland family membership for a number of years we have only visited once before. We took our daughters aged 4 and 8 years yesterday. A very interesting Palace with lots of rooms to explore. Like most properties there are not a huge amount of plaques around the property to advise what all the rooms were used... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Fascinating spot, especially for those history buffs with a keen interest in Mary Queen of Scots. An easy day trip from Edinburgh, and very practical to take the train from Waverley to Linlithgow, and just walk to the Palace from the train station. There is also a fantastic circular walking loop around the loch that the Palace looks over. One... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This palace is near stirling ,but I have never visited it,,it is not for invalids,or persons in wheel chairs.of the main street,I found it very interesting,the church is really nice although I think the metal steeple has a lot to be desired,I did not like it.if you like going round in circles this is the place.not a lot to see... More

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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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46 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

A very interesting place to visit for lots of reasons, its history, lovely location and nice walks. The Palace is run by Historic Scotland so there is a charge for visiting. Situated right in the town with parking outside the Palace. Lovely walks around the loch, good place for wildlife. Whilst you are there and if you have time St... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

alaways a joy to pass this lovely and historic building,not been inside for a while but it is a stunning center piece to the town of Linlithgow.

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North York Moors National Park, United Kingdom
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The ruins of Linlithgow Palace have been preserved in remarkably good condition. King James V created it as the Scottish equivalent of London's Hampton Court. It weas designed to imporess all who saw it. Information panels are just sufficient to tell the story and to describe the life within the complex of buildings. Loads of nooks, crannies and viewpoints for... More

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